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post #271 of 588
In our opinion, The Manila Haberdasher's (TMH) quality of work is nothing stellar for an Al's Attire apprentice, as he claims he is, and not commensurate to what he charges.

Arm holes were too big. Shoulders were off. Sleeve lengths were too short.

Many times, the fabric that we supplied with our orders were not the ones used when we got our shirts and trousers. We tried raising this concern but TMH insisted that this was what we gave him to begin with. We found it very difficult to contact him and he delivered way beyond his promised dates. More often than not, he had numerous reasons for all his delays that seemed plausible. Now, we just hope those reasons were not mere excuses.

TMH once told a friend of mine that he had invited an Italian tailor named Marco Dutti to Manila and commissioned him to do a few suits for preferred clients. TMH said this Dutti guy was legit: a former Ermenegildo Zegna tailor. TMH then showed us some fabric swatches and my friend, being excited and wowed to his nuts, easily obliged and had a suit made.

All along, we were wondering how come we were never introduced to Mr. Dutti and why were all the fittings done by TMH at the waiting lobby of his condominium residence.

As this curiosity almost killed us cats, we performed major surgery, along with a local tailor, on the suit made by Dutti to see if it was really canvassed and not fused, as he would usually say in his sales pitch. Lo and behold, it was fused.

Here's the clincher: we found the exact same fabric from Mr. Dutti's swatches in Kamuning market.

Lastly, TMH was initially friendly and very accommodating. Indeed, he was excellent in customer service during the first meeting.
However, just like that, we were saddened when he seemed to be rash, abrasive, and dismissive after we got our orders.

This is just our opinion folks. If you had good experiences with TMH, then good for you.

Cheers!
post #272 of 588
that must be massimo's lazy deadweight of a brother. damn that guy!
post #273 of 588

Good day, everybody! Please do not confuse all tailoring stores with the name "Philip" as one establishment. My dad, FELIPE C. GO (hence the name KING PHILIP) opened his first branch in 1967. He named it KING PHILIP TAILOR. After the business boomed, several others followed using either the word KING or PHILIP and claimed to be connected with our establishment. Even to the point of using our trademark "SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS". I would like to let everyone know that our branches ARE also located in the Makati area but our services are very different from the ones mentioned above. 

post #274 of 588
Trademarked, eh?

"SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS" is a mark of distinction?

More like... a warning.
post #275 of 588
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Originally Posted by KP TAILORS View Post

Good day, everybody! Please do not confuse all tailoring stores with the name "Philip" as one establishment. My dad, FELIPE C. GO (hence the name KING PHILIP) opened his first branch in 1967. He named it KING PHILIP TAILOR. After the business boomed, several others followed using either the word KING or PHILIP and claimed to be connected with our establishment. Even to the point of using our trademark "SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS". I would like to let everyone know that our branches ARE also located in the Makati area but our services are very different from the ones mentioned above. 

and I would like to let everyone know your suits are crap, and yes I speak from experience- and yes it is yours and I went to makati. but at least your tailor was nice to me not like the time my friend got married several years ago and he commissioned your outfit to do his suits and the entourage's, and all of their suits were 1 to 2 sizes too big, and the best man asked that your tailor fix it and the tailor got surly and insisted the suit was fine and there's nothing wrong with it and after a few minutes of heated exchange my friend just left that junk on the table- and the best man said that whoever was in charge was just there sitting and reading the papers and didn't even bother to ask what was wrong. so, yeah, you can take your 24 hour suits and eat it.
post #276 of 588
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Originally Posted by curzon View Post

Trademarked, eh?
"SUITS MADE TO ORDER IN 24 HOURS" is a mark of distinction?
More like... a warning.

+1
post #277 of 588
Hello,
 
Where can I find Good quality bespoke shoemaker in manila?
 
thanks in advance
 
Cheers!
post #278 of 588
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Originally Posted by kevinyapjoco View Post

 

I've heard a lot of bad things about The Manila Haberdasher. I would suggest staying away. Why not have shirts made in Japan?


I would recommend Secret armory bespoke, they really know how to make a bespoke suit and shirt. I ordered several shirts made from their thomas mason fabrics and they fit really good. haven't tried their bespoke suit though, but i heard it looks good as well...

 

 

 

 
 
post #279 of 588
Can you PM me Abduls contact details .

Im interested in a trip to Philippines. I should conduct a trunk show. Who would be interested?
post #280 of 588

Do you guys know any decent Tailors in Cebu? I will home for 2 weeks at the end of the year. How much do you think an average price for a pair of suit in the Pinas? To all Tailors here, please PM me if you have connections there, that would be great.

post #281 of 588
How's everyone doing? smile.gif
post #282 of 588
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How's everyone doing? smile.gif

I'm great! how bout you, B?
post #283 of 588
Can't complain. Moved from Makati to QC and disposed of around 2/3 of my wardrobe in the process.

You never realize how much stuff you've accumulated over the years until you have to pack it for a move.
post #284 of 588
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

Can't complain. Moved from Makati to QC and disposed of around 2/3 of my wardrobe in the process.
You never realize how much stuff you've accumulated over the years until you have to pack it for a move.

ah you're in my neck of the woods now, eh. and yeah, you're right about that stuff you accumulate... we doubled the number of cabinets in our place when we fixed the house 5 years ago and it all filled up in just 3. which reminds me I gotta get rid of my my vhs player! smile.gif
post #285 of 588

Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and I hope this finds all of you well.

 

I'm in Manila as well and looking to make a good suit. I usually get my suits from hk/singapore and they are always good. My experiences in Manila have not been as good, which I'm sure doesn't surprise anyone here.

 

However, I have received rave reviews about Cornell's recently - particularly about how Cornell himself really, really knows his stuff. But based on what I've read here, it's still recommended though as a last resort only if one HAS to make a suit in Manila.

 

So what is it that Cornell's lacks in relation to HK/Singapore tailors?

 

Cheers!

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